LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - This month is National Foster Care Awareness Month and on Tuesday, the Arkansas Department of Human Services gathered 10 families from the state to name this year's foster family of the year.
Each of the 10 parents came from the state's foster care regions and were honored at an event in Little Rock hosted by THV11's Dawn Scott. These foster parents were recognized for their dedication to helping children even during some very tough situations.
The foster family of the year award was honored to Andrew and Amy Baker of Searcy. The Bakers said they are focused on building a bridge to get the kids they back to stability.
"We really enjoy what we do," Baker said. "We're thankful that we can get the word out about foster care and reunification. Uniting families together, especially reunification, we're all about that."
The Bakers have three children of their own as well as two little girls they are fostering. In their years with the program, all of their foster children have been reunited with their biological parents or placed with extended family.